Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own.
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The Polaroid camera provided fertile ground for creative invention.
A photograph is its own reality: a flat object, usually rectangular, that renders as two dimensions the four that make up the space-time continuum.
In Becca Albee’s work, the overlooked residues that escape conventional narratives are equally as important as the information coalescing in history.
At the National Museum of Mathematics, origami helps bridge the gap between art and math and finds the beauty in both.
In September, 2019, scientists at MIT unveiled the “blackest black” material to date, which was made using carbon nanotubes. That’s the same material used to make Vantablack, which was once considered the world’s darkest material.
In Alicja Kwade’s world, nothing is what it may seem.
Fresh off a yearlong commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop, Berlin-based sculptor Kwade brings her playful, monumental modernism to Cambridge with a new solo show.
Christopher Ketcham appointed as associate curator of the center’s public art and permanent collection. Selby Nimrod promoted from curatorial assistant to assistant curator for exhibitions.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Wednesday 18 September) named Ensamble Studio, led by architects Débora Mesa and Antón García-Abril, as the recipient of the 2019 RIBA Charles Jencks Award.
Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) is celebrating heritage in the Mena region with a portable “palace” made of recycled fabrics using the art of reverse appliqué.
Sorry, Anish Kapoor: MIT Scientists Made the Blackest Black Ever Invented, and an Artist Just Used It to Do Something Magical
Coated with the new super-black, a $2 million diamond has become the gem that absorbs all light.
The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce “List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi“, the artist’s first solo exhibition at a US institution.
She’ll use technology that mimics the visual effects of a black hole.
Alicja Kwade’s confounding sculptures challenge perceived realities and destabilize systems of measurement and value, unsettling viewers with mirrors and sculpted facsimiles that appear to transform objects and materials before our eyes.
Berenice Abbott began her career as Man Ray’s darkroom assistant in 1920’s Paris, then returned to New York to take the pictures that made her name – dazzling.
Futurity Island: This installation, conceived by Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, is a musical instrument built from water and sewer pipes — tools originally used to shape nature to humanity’s purposes.
Sculptor Alicja Kwade is best known for works using common, but symbolically significant materials like rocks, lamps and clocks, which she arranges in site-specific compositions to create mysterious landscapes.
MIT List Visual Arts Center’s List Projects series is known for featuring young and emerging artists that break aesthetic barriers. This fall’s List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi is no exception.
American designer Brandon Clifford has drawn inspiration from megalithic architecture to create concrete sculptures that join together like a jigsaw puzzle.
The musical based on the grandiose Meat Loaf album shines a light on its songwriter, Jim Steinman, and the many twists and turns it took to get both projects made.
Farah Al Qasimi creates lush, vividly detailed photographs that leave almost everything to the imagination.
“It’s been exciting to learn how to let a story unfold slowly,” says Farah Al Qasimi. The Emirati artist is speaking of her first long-form video piece “Um al Naar (Mother of Fire, 2019)” that will soon showcase at a solo … Continued
“Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse,” on view through July 28 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, follows last year’s “Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective” there.